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Plastic, health, dioxin and cancer

My sis, out of concern, sent me an email with an attachment (a PDF file). It says at the bottom of the file: "I believe you should forward to your family and friends--anyone who is important in your life!". Well, everyone is important to me, and rather than forwarding the message to the limited no. of email addresses I have in my Inbox, I think I can reach more people by reposting it here. So, here goes:

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its Newsletters. This information is
being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

1. No plastic containers in microwave.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

4. Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

5. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your
plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

6. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital,
was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and
how bad they are for us.

7. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic
containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of
fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the
cells of the body.

8. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware or ceramic containers for
heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as
TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container
and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the
paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

9. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away
from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

10. Also, he pointed out that Saran wrap is just as dangerous when placed over
foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes
poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.

11. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

12. I believe you should forward to your family and friends--anyone who is
important in your life!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please google "plastic" and "dioxin" and see how this urban legend has been debunked but several people including a researcher at John's Hopkins.


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